A photo of a net-like sculptural structure in the forestLa Chasse

John Grade installs his huge outdoor sculptures in public areas, forests, and in the gallery. These bulbous, abstract constructions are made of a variety of materials including wood and interesting starch-based resins.

 

A photo of several large, lantern-like constructions being swallowed by the tideElephant Bed

 

Grade is interested in the tradition of land art, and manipulating the natural landscape itself to form art pieces that are temporary and transient. While his constructions are sturdy and not…

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A painting of a face repeated in a kaleidoscope pattern across the canvasWhat We Allow is What Will Continue, acrylic on canvas

Our featured artist today is Amber MacGregor! Amber creates kaleidoscopic, digitally influenced paintings of people and moons.

 

A view of the Moon Portraits gallery on Amber MacGregor's websiteAmber's Moon Portraits gallery

Some of Amber's works are digitally altered photographs of original paintings by Amber, while others appear to be painted using the digital alteration as a reference. The result is an otherworldly version of a portrait that…

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A photo of a model wearing a patterned sweater and black pantsUntitled

Karen Kleber is a New York-based fashion stylist, and she’s also our featured artist today! Karen has styled numerous clients from well-known personalities like Whoopi Goldberg and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, as well as athletes and private clients.

 


A promotional photo of Liza Minnelli surrounded by other performersUntitled

Karen’s styles capture the individuality of her subjects, as well as helping to emphasize the mood and tone of the photograph as a whole. In the Music gallery of…

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An abstract painting featuring large strokes of colour and ladder shapesHigh Rise 1.2

Jordan Dunlop’s paintings are playful and heavy with colour, and seem to revel in the process and materials of painting.

 


An abstract drawing with strokes of black and grey inkUntitled

Landscapes of urban gardens as well as buildings and architecture often form the basis for the layout of his works, but then Jordan works to deconstruct these familiar images until only the barest hint of a structure remains in the finished work.

 

A screen capture of Jordan Dunlop's painting websiteJordan's paintings on his website

His…

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A photo of Fred Tomaselli working on a painting in his studio

 

Fred Tomaselli is known for his mixed media works on wood board. When viewed from afar, the artworks appear to be paintings but in fact often have bits of trash, scrap papers, plants and medicinal products adhered to their surface under a layer of shining epoxy gloss.

 

Tomaselli’s studio is located in Brooklyn, NY. In this studio photo it is clear the amount of work and detail that goes into each of Tomaselli’s paintings –…

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A panoramic photograph of oak trees in a grassy forest clearingLive Oaks Grand Coteau Panorama

Our featured artist today is Dean Osgood. Dean is a photographer based in Lafayette, Louisiana. Dean photographs diverse subject matter, with water as a motif that recurs in many of his images.


A photo of a fleet of ships at harbour in twilight or early morning light.Delcambre Shrimp Fleet - Delcambre, LA

I’m really drawn to Dean’s panoramic photos of trees. He gets quite close to his subject matter, and often the trees extend beyond the top border of the photograph,…

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An installation view of La LuzLa Luz (The Light), installation view at Temple of the Stars - Qorikancha, Cusco, Peru.

El Celso is a conceptual installation artist. Currently working in both New York and Los Angeles, the artist creates installations and interventions that are performative, sculptural, and sometimes both.

 

Art Shred,  performance 

 

The artist’s most recent works are recurring installations of a piece entitled La Luz, which can be translated as…

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A painting of a strange and complicated imaginary shipReach Land

Modestas Malinauskas is a Lithuanian artist who paints amazingly complex imaginary vehicles in dream-like settings. Many of Malinauskas’ paintings look like they could be concept art for a space fantasy novel or a comic book. The detail he achieves in his paintings is incredible – each ship seems to be cobbled together from a collection of scrap materials and sheets of metal, strips of tape and string – they are even…

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A painting of the interior of a boat repair shopBoat Shop

Our featured artist today is Don Bernhardt. Don is a native of the Jersey shore, and his paintings feature loving portrayals of beachside shop fronts and coastlines. The paintings are rich with classic kitsch aesthetics and deep, subdued colours.

 

A front page screen capture of Don Bernhardt's websitewww.donbernhardt.com

Coastlines, shops, and images of boat races dominate Don’s oeuvre, demonstrating great love for his hometown. He creates his works in watercolours, oils,…

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A series of ceramic bowls with built-in slots for yarnYarn Bowls, stoneware clay with white speckled or matte black glaze

Jacqueline Sheridan is a potter, and our featured artist of the day! Jacqueline’s website, www.jacquelinesheridanpottery.com, features pots for people, flowers and pets. Jacqueline’s functional art pieces include coffee mugs, bowls, plates and food dishes for pets. She even has a range of special “yarn bowls”, with stylized cracks for yarn to be fed through.…


A hollow ceramic ring with holes where flowers can be placed

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An interior photo of the studio of Mona Hatoum

 

Mona Hatoum is an artist who specializes in video and installation art of a performative, questioning nature. Born in Lebanon, Hatoum took a trip to London just before a civil war broke out in Lebanon, and chose to stay in London studying art between 1975 and 1981, rather than returning home to the conflict.  

 

The artist’s studio is a beautiful example of modern architecture, and comes complete with a huge work space, as well…

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A landscape painting of a prairie under a blue skyHay Sheds III, oil on board

Lisa Printz is a Vancouver-based artist who works in a number of mediums including oil, pastels, encaustic and acrylics. Her western Canadian landscapes are rich and layered with colour.

 

A pastel drawing of poppies in a fieldCotignac Poppies, chalk pastel

Lisa’s decadent oil paintings are made with large, textural brush strokes in colours that perfectly balance blending with contrast. Her subjects are mostly pastoral prairie scenes but her…

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A collaged image of a huge pair of Ray-Bans on a distant beachElysian Field, collage

Check out these surreal collages by Eugenia Loli! Loli currently lives and works in California. Her weird and wonderful collage illustrations focus on the human figure, often incorporating it into otherworldly scenarios.


A collaged image of a sheriff with flowers coming out of his headZimbardo, collage

In making her collages, Eugenia starts with a base image and then builds around it. Sometimes collaged images are placed so that they appear to take on the function of another…

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A black and white ink drawing of a large, stately houseLake of the Isles

Joel David Abramson is our featured artist of the day! Joel makes lovely illustrations of houses, storefronts and landscapes.


A painting of a army surplus shop windowArmy Surplus Store Brill Building, acrylic

A gallery of house portraits on Joel David Abramson's websiteHouse illustrations on Joel's website

Joel does a great job of imbuing each of his buildings with personality. His style is highly detailed, but retains a sketch-like essence. The drawings are mainly done in pen and ink, and most of them are in black and…

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A painting of still water in a sloughSlough

Vicki Beamish, our featured artist of the day, is a painter who is fascinated by coastal ecosystems. Her photorealistic style of working goes well with the documentary sensibilities that drive the artworks.

 

Born in British Columbia, Vicki takes photos whenever she is travelling or outdoors on the west coast, later using the photos as reference for her paintings. The way she paints is smooth and even, with great attention to…

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